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Nicaragua

Nicaragua has the smallest population in Central America yet occupies the largest land area. Roughly the size of the state of New York, Nicaragua has tropical lowlands and central mountains and is bordered by Honduras, the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica, and the Pacific Ocean. Like Honduras, a large number of Nicaraguans are Mestizo (mixed Native American and European ancestry). Spanish is the official language, and less than 1% of the population speaks another language. Coffee is the main export followed by beef, gold, sugar, and peanuts. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti, and faces severe unemployment which forces many to leave the country each year in search of work.